Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

April 3, 2009

Documenting the tunes


[ supplies : cardstock: bazzill; pink dot paper: anna griffin; onesie pattern paper: hambly; red ruler transparency: teresa collins; pearl accent & "09" rub ons: jenni bowlin; heart brad accent: making memories; "welcome sweet baby" stamp: technique tuesday (coming soon); mini staples & stapler: tim holtz; scallop edge: fiskars "scallop sentiment" punch; other: red trim, letter A ]

Following up on Monday's post about music in our lives (and how you can print CD inserts from iTunes), here's the
layout I put together for Anna's baby book. It's a 6 inch x 12 inch
page that fits perfectly into these page protectors from American Crafts (that will go inside a 12×12 album). I ended up printing the collage of album images on photo paper and the list of songs on cardstock. And look, there's that scallop edge again.

Coming Monday: a look inside the beginnings of Anna's baby album.

Have a great weekend!

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  • 1.
    Amy said…

    This is such a great idea! I hope you don’t mind if I borrow :) I’m putting together an album for my girlfriend about her wedding and was wondering how to capture all the music they had selected for their reception. Such a great idea!

  • 2.
    Amanda said…

    Just awesome Ali! Thanks for the great idea and sharing some inspiration to all of us. You have a beautiful talent!

  • 3.
    sarbear said…

    This is amazing! I LOVE that “A”!

  • 4.
    amykiane said…

    great page and such a great idea!

  • 5.
    christina said…

    Such a great idea. Music holds so many memories for me! And often I forget what I listened to…

  • 6.
    Malea said…

    LOVE this! I can think of so many reasons/occasions to document the music you are listening to at a particular time… I’m sooo going to have to try this!

  • 7.
    christen said…

    i love the way this turned out!

  • 8.
    hedwig said…

    Hi Ali,
    the page looks FAB!!!! (And i think you are doing a very good job on finding sponsors: i can imagine that it is good for you and Anna to be home and together. This is a great way to contribute to the household wallet. CHAPEAU!)

  • 9.
    Linn Woodard said…

    I love the idea of capturing the songs you’re listening to now. I’d like to do a page of the songs my boys have loved through these first years. This is a great idea. Thanks!

  • 10.
    s.d. moore said…

    Beautifully awesome. Wish i had done something like this for my boys. If i kept the tapes (no itunes then) i might be able to remember some of the tunes i played for them often. Oh those were the days . . .
    Enjoy your beautiful, precious gift from GOD!

  • 11.
    breeoxd said…

    I love this. eva cassidy is one of my favs :O)

  • 12.
    Mary Jo said…

    Sigh…now I just really, really want that Hambly onsie paper. So cute!
    and I love this idea of documenting favorite tunes :)

  • 13.
    Brian Kasstle said…

    I love the A! This is sweet!

  • 14.
    Yolanda said…

    This is such a simple and wonderful idea. I have been wondering how to capture the playlist I created for labor and delivery. It was the soundtrack of my life for so many life changing hours and hearing that compilation will immediately take me back to that time. Thank you for the inspiration.

  • 15.
    Wendy Lee said…

    Great documenting!!!! I love that idea! Thanks Ali!
    Enjoy your weekend!

  • 16.
    Brittany said…

    So cute!
    And such a precious idea!
    I’m looking forward to seeing Anna’s baby album. :)

  • 17.
    Laura said…

    Now that I’ve joing the ipod/itunes revolution, I can’t wait to make some playlists.
    Another great idea Ali! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • 18.
    Amber Zimmerman said…

    This is a great idea. . .I would’ve never thought to do this. I like the 6×12 for this too! =)

  • 19.
    Petite Cheri said…

    You are a great a what you do, just wanted you to know that!

  • 20.
    Just a girl said…

    Love this…
    Happy Friday!
    kiss kiss

  • 21.
    zigszoo said…

    So cute! Love that we are seeing pink! I’ve always loved your colors especially the way you use red! But I have to say I am digging the pink! I have two girlies! Smiles!

  • 22.
    Anne M. said…

    I love that you have DMB on her baby CD! Great band.
    Great page. Love the 6×12 format.

  • 23.
    alexandra said…

    fabulous page!
    love the 6×12 idea – had to order the 6×12 page protectors (and a couple other goodies) after reading this – a fun splurge for someone who hasn’t ordered supplies in a long time!!
    thanks, Ali.

  • 24.
    debrajean said…

    Ali, You are such a genuine person, and your authenticity always shines through on your amazing layouts and your beautifully written journaling. I always feel more grounded and peaceful, and so very appreciative of everyday life after reading your blog. Anna is beautiful (looks just like you)and I am so happy for you all. Have a great weekend, Deb

  • 25.
    Tracy J said…

    Hi Ali, just testing here. I guess my problem solved itself. I can now comment.

  • 26.
    Mary M. said…

    Awesome idea!!

  • 27.

    hey ali,
    Everyday i read one of your posts and wish i lived next door to you or were one of your good friends who would show me your cool new ideas and help me work out how to do one myself, then badger me and ask if its finished yet. That would be kinda cool. I love your blog, your ideas and I envy how you make everything seem so effortless.
    But thanks for every post. You inspire me.
    Tracey ;)

  • 28.
    Linda said…

    You have so much to offer and are so generous. Thankyou. I love this page for Anna.

  • 29.
    Sarah Barker said…

    Love this….Happy Friday:) Have a great weekend:)

  • 30.
    Tamara said…

    I love visiting your blog but sit here very red in the face as I have never commented. I have promised myself that I am going to fix this. Anyway on my blog you have an award.

  • 31.
    Pam Carothers said…

    Hi Ali,
    I know this is a little late but a while back one of your posts was about a cute Tooth Fairy certificate that was waiting for Simon to lose his 1st tooth. Take a look at Their items are so neat and original. I have had the dream pearl braclet for my daughter for a while and finally got to give it to her Wednesday when she lost her 1st tooth. They have a really cool “Treasure Box” kit for boys that Simon would probably love. Would have got it for my son but it did not come along in time. So cute — check it out. I have no personal conection to it. Just love it.

  • 32.
    Leora Sanford said…

    I love the playlist…thanks for sharing!
    I LOVE this song by Priscilla Ahn…check her out:
    not sure if she is on itunes (I have raphsody) but you may want to add her to your list. :)
    Best wishes for you and your new little one.
    Leora Sanford

  • 33.
    Alicia said…

    What a fabulous way to capture this! I think many people don’t even think about scrapping the carefully selected music they play for their babies. (I know I didn’t). But it’s so worth the focus!

  • 34.
    DENISE said…


  • 35.
    the craftivist said…

    can’t wait to see the new baby album – and what a great way to document songs! i think i might do this for our wedding play list!

  • 36.

    What a wonderful idea….for older children as well, I think. I love your song choices as well.

  • 37.
    Elise said…

    Hi, Ali, after looking your playlist over in more depth and seeing that we share a good deal of the same taste in music, I see a song missing from your baby tunes that I think you’d really like. Check out Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel K. (Hawaiian last name, sorry I don’t remember it). The album is Facing Forward and it is simply beautiful, seems like it is sung for parents. Hope you enjoy it as my daughters–and now my new son–have!

  • 38.
    Kristin Faust said…

    Great idea! I’m loving what you are doing with pink!

  • 39.
    gail lindekugel said…

    Lately I love…
    Here Comes the Sun by Yo Yo Ma and James Taylor, the cello winding around JT’s voice is soothing and exhilerating all at once, I thik I need to program my ipod on the alarm clock to blast it at 630 am daily. I also am loving Diana Krall, “Walk on By” the old Dionne Warwick song and actually nearly everything Krall sings sounds like butter!! (and who doesn’t love butter!?)

  • 40.
    JodieR said…

    Great idea to document the tunes. I have a 5th grader who has “come into his own” in terms of musical tastes. I have a question for you though–how did you import the list from iTunes to be able to play around with it and change the layout?

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